This service is for children and young people aged 2-19 who are above a healthy weight. They have friendly, trained advisors who will work with parents of children under the age of 13, or more directly with children aged 13 or over. The team is supported by a registered mental health nurse and a dietitian.
Tel: 01274 435 660
Ask your GP, health visitor or other healthcare professional about a referral into the Living Well Children and Family service. They can complete the referral form for you.
We also accept referrals from:
Once the team receives your referral, one of our advisors will be in touch by phone to discuss the referral and to book your first session.
The service offers seven sessions. The first is with an advisor and is a ‘get to know you’ session. You’ll complete a questionnaire where you’ll be asked questions about your child’s health, lifestyle and wellbeing. This helps the advisors to tailor the support to the needs of you and your family.
The following six sessions are where you’ll discuss a range of topics around diet, physical activity, sleep and overall wellbeing.
There is a follow up session 26 weeks after you start, which is a chance to review progress and goals and complete a refocus plan if needed.
“I feel I am healthier and I have learnt about portion sizes as well as food labels”
“I completely cut out energy drinks …not having any more cravings”
“My daughter is more self-conscious on what she puts in her body and has started to be more active and has found so many health benefits since the sessions have started”
“I am more conscious of what I eat and the amount of physical activity I need to do”